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Minocqua Area Fishing Report

Couple weeks ago, we looked to be heading into early ice up. Last weeks warm spell opened things back up on our lakes.

Many sportsmen and women have put their boats away and set their sights (literally) on other ventures. (If I need to spell it out…hunting. Get it?) Still, for those who haven’t put their boats away, fishing has been good.

Musky: Good-Very Good – Sucker bite continues to be best with some good reports from anglers casting larger glide baits (Smutly Dogs, Smity Jerks) and large swim baits! Large Cranes and 9-11” Grandmas also producing.

Walleye: Good – Deep bites best using jig and minnow combos over gravel/mud transitions in 30-45’. Flowage fish relating to deeper wood.

While a few anglers have found Smallies and Crappies while working for Walleyes, not much to report on.

Whitefish have been hitting very well along deep breaks adjacent to shallow spawning locations, #5 pimples best.

Deer sighting seem to be up this year from last year, with a few more larger bucks being reported. Far cry from the late 90’s early 2000’s, but hopefully an upswing.


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